Sunday, 22 August 2010

Lots to Do - Buttons and or Beads

This is my entry for this weeks Lots to Do , which is Buttons and or Beads.

As I was looking through my old photos trying to decide which one to use I found these two. They are of John and Martha Turnbull who were relations of my Father Eddie Lavery ( cousins I think).

I loved the style of Johns little trousers with the huge straps with the buttons on them, and also the buttons up the side of little Marthas boots.
I made this simple page by adding some vintage photo ink to a waxed page to bring out the patturn on the paper , and then replicated the straps on Johns trousers and added some buttons to the bottom of the straps.

On the single photo of Martha she has her eyes closed which is such a shame as she was a pretty little thing. I love her little boots and the bow in her hair is massive bless her.

Thanks for stopping by my blog its much appriciated.


crafty creations said...

Fabulous page Jaqi and such a beautiful nostalgic photo

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful creation Jaqi all these pages you are creating will combine into such a treasure, future family mining their past will gain so much from your album. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD again and again xx Zoe

June said...

Gorgeous Jaqi its lovely to see how you did it all too.
love this
hugs June xxxx

Andrea said...

A beautiful page,love it.
Thank you for the comment on my blog,the baby stamp i used is from Crafty Individuals and is part of the children sheet

Susan said...

Aww, aren't they gorgeous! I love how you took the idea for the buttons from the photo buttons. You are doing a terrific job with your family album, Jaqi. It must be incredible IRL!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful page for those wonderful photos Jaqi! TFS!

Von said...

I love to come and see the next installment ofyour pages :)
Von x

Basslady said...

this is stunning!

love your idea with the personal photos and the whole design is fantastic!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Linda said...

Absolutely delightful photos Jaqi and a beautiful, subtle layout.

This is brilliant , i love it !